Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nutella Dipped Frozen Bananas Recipe


 
 
 
 



Watch the video to get a better idea on how these come together as a quick and easy treat!

Banana's left whole or cut into chunks as I did

Toothpicks or  wooden skewers

1/4 cup Nutella  (I had tried to microwave for around 10 seconds to get smooth I don't recommend that as it doesn't melt well and clumps up, I found it worked better at room temperature or if you do microwave only 12 seconds to a small 1/4 cup.) A little messier to spread but still wonderful!) Also make sure the Nutella is fresh not too old or dried out,  it gets too thick. My last tip is to mix the Nutella with 1/4 cup melted good grade chocolate for a smoother finish!

NOTE if you can't find Nutella ( use a good grade melted chocolate with heavy cream in equal amounts 1 cup of cream 1 cup of chocolate, which makes a ganache see recipe for ganache) or click here for homemade Nutella Recipe  from Curt's Delectable Blog.) proceed with directions below.

Slice banana in 2 or 3 inch long chunks or (left whole and cut later) Tip:  (easiest to spread on frozen first)
Optional: crushed cookies of your choice, crushed grahams crackers, finely chopped hazelnuts, chocolate sprinkles or crushed almonds or mini chocolate chips
 
Parchment paper

Directions:

Place the banana on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet, with a spreader, spread Nutella on the bottom of a whole (skin off) banana place on parchment lined sheet pan or dip chunks into Nutella and place on parchment paper. Then smooth the top of the banana with back part of the teaspoon to carefully cover any parts of the banana still showing sealing all the way around with Nutella.

Note: ( If using nuts lined the bottom of the parchment with nuts first, nutella, place banana on top of this mixture and proceed the same for the top using nutella first then sprinkling with nuts.) A little messy but your going to like the results and taste later! Place a toothpick every two to three inches apart in the banana and freeze for at least an hour.


I didn't smooth them out here with the back of the spoon, I just glopped it on and frozen them! I couldn't wait to eat these, they are one of my favorite desserts, even as a child!

Slice every two inches after they are frozen and eat use a very sharp knife!  Refreeze cut leftovers in a zip lock bag.




These were very difficult to photograph since it was a very hot sun, don't let the picture discourage you they still tasted great!
 

35 comments:

Dzoli said...

What a great idea.And I am surprised that banan kept this nice colour:)

lavieenfribourg said...

Chocolate and banana...frozen to deliciousness!

Ann said...

They remind me of the chocolate covered bananas you can buy in Disney! Awesome!

Blackswan said...

Another creative recipe, Claudia! Hey sweetie, I've tagged u in Play The 7 Links Challenge! simply because I miss u. Great having u as a blogger friend! Chk it out now :)

Mitinita said...

can you believe I'm out of Nutella? Have to go shopping so I can try it!

Federica said...

I've never seen a more delicious way to taste bananas! Great ^__^ Bye dear, have a good day

Anncoo said...

Yummy! I want to try this easy recipe too :))

Belinda @zomppa said...

Really, can this combination be bad? I think this should count as breakfast, lunch, dinner...and snack.

Lizzy said...

Love a quick and delicious recipe to get a sugar fix...beautiful (and I can relate to the photography dilemma...a constant challenge, isn't it????).

Joanne said...

Perfect! My mouth is watering.

Curt said...

Now there's something I definitely need to try.

Those look and sound delicious.

Pretend Chef said...

Sounds so delicious. I love frozen dipped bananas. One time I had dipped mine in chocolate with crumbled Butterfingers. Yummy!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

This looks just heavenly!

Emily Malloy said...

I bet this tasted so good!

Gastronome Tart said...

I LOVE frozen bananas! I like how you made bite sized pieces. This is perfect for a crowd!

Gastronome Tart said...

I LOVE frozen bananas! I like how you made bite sized pieces. This is perfect for a crowd!

Claudia said...

The best idea yet as to how to incorporate more potassium into your diet! Utterly wonderful!

Mary said...

This is a wonderful idea. I know the flavors are complimentary. The best part of your recipe is that it is so easy to do. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ellie said...

I love it!!! Can't wait to make these with my granddaughter :)

Katrina said...

Two of my favorite flavors/foods!

5 Star Foodie said...

Love this idea, will make a snack like this for 5 Star Foodie Jr. she loves nutella!

ARLENE said...

It must be Nutella Day because yours is the second Nutella recipe I've read in the past 3 minutes. And now I have to go because I have one banana left and just enough time for it to freeze before I go to bed. YUM!

(Lady Gourmet) Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, Nutella is a favorite in this house!!! A jar does not last long between my son and daughter. Nutella just seems to go with everything. I so like frozen banana's and put Nutella on one and I will be very happy. Have a good night and please stay safe with the storm. Blessings, Catherine ox

Drick said...

and you think you have to convince us these are great??? but then, they may go down as one of your more tortured/obscure photos...

redkathy said...

A combo made in heaven Claudia. Mighty creative!!! Perfect snack for these hot Florida afternoons.

Tina said...

Now that is what I call an awesome frozen treat. You may have cut these into little pieces, but I am sure that more than one was requested. Great post!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I can tell you're a Nutella lover. I love chocolate covered bananas so I'm sure these are delish! I still need to make your nutella rice krispy treats.

Fun ideas!

RavieNomNoms said...

I bet they tasted fantastic! How can you not love bananas and nutella together?!

Sandra said...

I love the first picture..it's like popping out of the screen calling me name:)) Fantastic idea!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I love chocolate covered bananas so nutella is a great alternative!

Jennifer said...

I love frozen bananas. I eat them every day. If I added Nutella to them I would be unstoppable!! What a great idea.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

This definitely looks like an eat quickly sort of treat.

My Little Space said...

Gosh Claudia, is there anything you don't know how to work out with? Hats off!
Kristy

Magic of Spice said...

Oh heavens, these are delightful! One of my all time favorite treats are frozen banana...and now this!

Judee said...

I love desserts made with fresh bananas, especially when they are frozen. Yum!